BARBARA SUTHERLAND FARROW

was a passionate advocate for Portland’s parks, trails and open spaces; she was also a loyal friend, a loving wife, and a wonderful mother. Barbara was born July 3rd, 1935 at the Burbank Hospital. She died peacefully with family at her side on October 26th 2014.   Her parents, Claudius Golder Farrow, and Jane Irvine Thompson Farrow, moved Barbara and her twin brother Craig to Portland shortly after they were born. Barbara attended Ainsworth elementary school, The Catlin–Hillside high school and graduated from Smith College.  She returned to Portland to take a job as a reporter and later as a columnist at the Oregon Journal. 

 
 

BARBARA MARRIED WENDELL OLIVER WALKER

on December 22nd 1961 Barbara and started a family. She is survived by her three sons: Angus, Ian and Duncan, and their wives, and by seven grandchildren: Katie, Alex, Ryan, Mackenzie, Paige, Alexandra and Blake.  

IN 1968 BARBARA BEGAN DOWN A TRAIL

that she traveled the rest of her life. She started with the goal of helping to create the Marquam Nature Park, and worked her way for 40 years onto nearly every trail, park, or open space project that needed or wanted her help. Working with, walking with, or talking with… Barbara loved people, and if you were lucky enough to connect with her, you knew she loved you. Barbara was about connectedness, she believed that trails, parks and open spaces connected the people of Portland with nature, with each other, and with themselves in many positive ways.